All About Our Pāhala Vacation Rentals
Between Volcano and Naʻalehu, halfway down the mountain’s slope, lies the former sugar plantation town of Pāhala. It’s a small town with lots of heart, and a great example of life in rural Hawaiʻi. Pāhala has all the basic services, such as emergency medical, library, public pool, and grocery stores, but nothing fancy. If you’d like to see how the locals live in rural Hawaiʻi Island, consider staying in one of our Pahala Hawaii vacation rentals!
Pāhala, and Kaʻū District in general, is in one of the prettiest areas on the island. Kaʻū is also an up-and-coming coffee farming district, as you’ll see if you visit the Kaʻū Coffee Mill. That’s right, it’s not only Kona that grows good coffee! Try some Kaʻū coffee and macadamia nuts here, and learn more about their growing and roasting processes. Another unique spot to check out is the Wood Valley Temple, a Buddhist monastery where everyone is welcome to visit and meditate. It’s recommended to call first so they know to expect you. This sacred place was established in 1973, and many illustrious teachers have come here, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Popular outdoor destinations nearby include Volcanoes National Park, Ka Lae (South Point), Whittington Beach Park, and Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Whether you love hiking, photography, swimming, or any other kind of outdoor adventure, you’ll love the peace and beauty of Kaʻū and its many magical spots. Please exercise caution when adventuring in remote areas, especially in the ocean.
If you’re interested in spending some time at the stunning Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, our Pahala vacation rentals provide a great home base, located only approximately six miles away. This beautiful stretch of coastline is one of the most famous of Hawaii’s black sand beaches and provides a visually appealing look at some of the effects of Hawaii’s volcanic activity. Palm trees fringe the back of the beach, adding to its beauty and creating some pleasant shade. A stroll along this crescent shaped beach will often reveal honu (green sea turtles) basking in the warmth of the sand. As you can imagine, the black sand can get quite hot from the sun’s intensity, but the shade of the palm trees provides a nice spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. When waters are calm, swimming and snorkeling is possible at Punalu’u. However, the waters here are frequently too dangerous to enter, making Punalu’u Black Sand Beach more ideal for exploring the unique sand and combing the shoreline for sea turtles. With a booking in one of our Pahala Vacation Rentals, you can spend the day at Punalu’u and be back to the comfort of your Pahala accommodations in minutes!
Pahala is ideally situated right between Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Volcanoes National Park. Spend the day in the jet-black sand one day, and the next explore the trails and vistas at Volcanoes National Park! A variety of scenic lookouts can be found at Volcanoes, where you can view sweeping vistas of the otherworldly landscape. Avid hikers will want to explore some of the trails that take you deeper into this unique terrain, where steam emerges from crack’s in the earth, creating a mysterious aura and providing for fantastic photo opportunities.
Come stay in one of our Pahala Hawaii vacation rentals and enjoy the pristine beauty of Kaʻū, situated perfectly between some of the Big Island’s best attractions!
At I Love Hawaii, we have a variety of vacation rentals available on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Whether you’re exploring nature at its rawest at Volcano National Park on the Big Island, surfing in Oahu’s Waikiki, catching the sunrise at Haleakala on Maui, or gazing out over the Grand Canyon of the Pacific on Kauai, our vacation rentals will ensure complete comfort during your island stay. Many of our rentals offer full kitchens, island-inspired décor, breezy lanais, and swimming pools. Please contact us at (866) 634-0060 or (808) 445-9126 to book one of our Pahala vacation rentals!